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Wilderness Adventures

Kimberley and Top End

Trip Code: GKB17
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Admire Indigenous Rock Art

Explore the remote Mitchell Plateau to see ancient Gwion Gwion and Wandjina rock art styles hidden in caves.

Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise

Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife and watch the spectacular landscapes unfold on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise.

See Mitchell Falls From Above

Hike to Mitchell Falls, seeing ancient rock art, then return by helicopter, flying over the impressive cascade.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 19 destinations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 47 meals
  • Expert APT Driver-Guide
  • APT's Exclusive Network of Wilderness Lodges
  • Airport transfers and park fees

Map & Itinerary

Australia Map GKB17 2020
Broome to Darwin

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

Arrive in Broome, where we meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, Broome's iconic Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa. Settle in and enjoy the evening at leisure. Head to the Sunset Bar and Grill and soak up the views of Broome's incredible sunset as you enjoy a welcome dinner.

Stay: Broome, Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa

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  • Dinner

Journey on the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge, where sheer cliffs tower above pristine white sands and fossils lay embedded in the gorge walls. Next it's on to Tunnel Creek, a 750-metre-long natural tunnel carved through the Napier Range. Wade through the cool waters that fill the tunnel and emerge on the other side to a serene oasis.

Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Bell Gorge Wilderness Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Group of people walking through shallow water inside a cave, Australia

Back on the Gibb River Road, travel to Bell Gorge, where stunning cliffs surround a series of tiered waterholes. You might like to hike to the lower pool of the gorge and enjoy a dip in the waterfall below. Alternatively, relax in the shade and enjoy a spot of birdwatching.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel through the heart of Kimberley cattle country to Galvans Gorge, where a refreshing swim awaits. Then, continue to the beautiful Manning Gorge, where you'll enjoy lunch before arriving at the historic cattle station of Drysdale River Station.

Stay: Drysdale River Station

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Admire ancient Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art.


Explore the Wandjina and Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) rock art galleries of the Mitchell Plateau before a swim in the clear waters of the King Edward River.

Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Soar over incredible Mitchell Falls on an included helicopter flight.


A world of waterfalls awaits your discovery today. Begin with a guided hike to Little Mertens Falls and view rarely seen rock art. See Big Mertens Falls, then enjoy an included helicopter flight over Mitchell Falls, or you can hike back to the vehicle with your guide.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of two passengers looking over the falls with a guide, Western Australia

Bidding the Mitchell Plateau goodbye, rejoin the Gibb River Road and ford the Durack and Pentecost rivers on the way to El Questro, an incredible cattle station come nature reserve that covers a staggering 700,000 acres.

Stay: Two Nights, El Questro, Emma Gorge Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Zebedee Springs, a permanent natural thermal spring tucked away in a secluded pocket of rainforest. Relax as you soak in the hot springs and leave feeling revitalised.


Cruise Chamberlain Gorge today, a fresh waterway fringed by tropical vegetation and rugged red escarpments. After lunch, enjoy a Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Journey into Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range. Travel the Spring Creek Track before hiking to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock. Later, arrive at your lodge in the heart of the national park.

Stay: Two Nights, APT's exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Passengers walking in the Echidna Chasm

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Toast the day with a glass of bubbly as the sun sets over the Bungle Bungle Range.


Explore the magic of Purnululu for yourself and discover the depth of the Bungle Bungle Range. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. Start with a walk along Piccaninny Creek, before stopping at Cathedral Gorge. You might like to take a helicopter flight over the Bungle Bungle Range (own expense).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today will be spent travelling to Kununurra, the gateway to the eastern Kimberley.

Stay: Two Nights, Kununurra Country Club Resort

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel to Lake Argyle today, the largest man-made lake in the Southern Hemisphere. From here, set out on a wildlife cruise along the mighty Ord River. Explore this ecological system that has developed from the damming of the river to create an area rich in native wildlife and flora.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cross the border into the Northern Territory on the way to Nitmiluk National Park. This evening, be treated to canapes and drinks on arrival at Cicada Lodge, followed by a three-course dinner showcasing local produce.

Stay: Katherine, Cicada Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Yellow Water Billabong, home to incredible landscapes and wildlife.


After breakfast, set out on a cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge, as you learn about the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people. Next it's on to Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park. Here, enjoy a Signature Experience, then journey to Nourlangie Rock. See its ancient rock art, dating back some 20,000 years.

Stay: Two Nights, Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A local guide will join you today as you cross the East Alligator River into spiritual Arnhem Land. Experience the ancient art and natural beauty of this special place. This afternoon, return to Kakadu to discover the rock art and billabongs of Cannon Hill and Hawk Dreaming (please note that Arnhem Land may be inaccessible for cultural reasons or when tides prevent the crossing of the East Alligator River).

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Located within Kakadu National Park, visit the sacred site of Ubirr and explore its galleries of ancient Indigenous rock art. There are some works that have been continuously painted and repainted since 40,000BC. Later, travel to Darwin, where the time has come to look back on the journey just passed as you enjoy a farewell dinner.

Stay: Hilton Darwin

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Looking across the water towards a city, Darwin

Your epic adventure draws to a close today as you are transferred to Darwin Airport for your onward flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Exclusive Wilderness Lodges

APT's network of secluded Wilderness Lodges are perfectly placed in the key Kimberley locations.

Guaranteed Small Group Touring

With a maximum of just 22 guests, you'll be treated as an individual with personalised attention at every step.

Custom-designed 4WD vehicles

Our specially engineered Mercedes Benz vehicles have an impeccable reliability record, traversing the roughest terrain.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary

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